Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH Director, Education and Training Vice Chief of Education, Division of Community Health
Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Vice Chief of Education for the Division of Community Health, serves as Director for the Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program, Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program for advanced practice nurses and the Primary Care Leadership Track Third Year Study Program. She also is the course director for the Community Health Elective for medical students and Community Engagement Elective for Master of Biomedical Sciences Program. As Co-Investigator on an Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) multi-institution grant, Dr. Tran developed web-based population health education modules, made available in 2012, for health professional trainees on the key concepts of community engaged research and translating research to practice. In addition, she served as faculty (2011-2013) for the “Interprofessional Introduction to Prevention” course designed for first year Medical, PA PT and Nursing students – one of the only courses of its kind in the country that brought together clinician learners from different disciplines early in their training to be educated together in preventive health and medicine. Dr. Tran received her MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA and spent time in Vietnam as a Fogarty International Center research fellow conducting HIV/AIDS research with young people. While completing her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, she received pre-doctoral fellowship training from the NCI Cancer Control and Education Program, administered through UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Tran has over two decades of experience in implementing and evaluating community-engaged research initiatives aimed at improving the health status of communities which face the greatest health inequities. She has conducted her work in both domestic and international settings, and topics have included lay health advisor programs, culturally competent healthcare, patient-provider interaction, mental health services, and chronic and infectious disease prevention.